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Pod Bar: Drink Mobile


Bar Reviews
Have you ever spent the night at a campground packed with recently retired RVers who all seem to know each other? That’s the vibe at Pod Bar (5205 SE Foster Road, facebook.com/cartsonfoster),    More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Sintrus Citrus IPA (Heathen Brewing)


Drank
A year ago, the hop race was getting bitter. As the IBUs in local IPAs continued their steady climb, I found myself totally bored with the style. My faith was renewed by juicy IPAs like Laurelwo   More
 
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Star-Crossed

Ecliptic shoots for the moon, makes a pretty good sandwich.


Food Reviews & Stories
Portland brewery food tends to be solid, but far from spectacular. That is to say, you’ll never find foodies and wine lovers making reservations to get Breakside’s hummus, Lompoc’s wings o   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank: Heisenberg Reduced-Gluten Midwestern IPA (Bunsenbrewer)


Drank
Heisenberg is not Breaking Bad blue. Bunsenbrewer’s “Midwest-style” IPA—not as hoppy as a West Coast IPA, but not quite Old World mellow—is naturally yellowish in hue, meaning blue foo   More
 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Oral History: Green Day’s “Longview”

How a small Washington town inspired the song that brought Green Day to the world.


Music Stories
On Feb. 1, Green Day’s monumental pop-punk landmark Dookie turned 20 and, subsequently, so did the single that introduced the band to the world. That was “Longview,” a song about TV, boredom   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Drank Extra: Open ’er Up


Drank
Doug Cooke never thought he’d find a better bottle opener than the hefty old hunk of Miller-branded brass given to him by his sister. For 17 years-, Cooke used it to crack almost every beer he   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014: Beer of the Year

Belgian Strong Dark (Pfriem Family Brewers)


Beer Guide
Old-guard Belgian brewers are a secretive lot. At the famous St. Bernardus, in the West Flanders village of Watou, they’d prefer that other professionals not take the otherwise public tour of    More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014

Get your fill.


Beer Guide
Behind a fleabag motel on the eastern outskirts of Gresham, you’ll find it: the mythical tobacco store with a growler filling station. There, surrounded by Donettes and Romeo y Julieta cigar   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014: Food & Brew

Restaurants with great beer.


Beer Guide
Wildwood  1221 NW 21st Ave., 248-9663, wildwoodrestaurant.com. Wildwood’s not merely a fine restaurant serving fine beer; it’s easily the best beer bar anywhere near its Northwest ’hood   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE, MARTIN CIZMAR

Beer Guide 2014: Low Growl

Unexpectedly awesome growler filling stations.


Beer Guide
Clinton Street Market 3400 SE Clinton St., 234-0372. From the outside, Clinton Market looks like a beaten-in little bodega that makes its bones on energy shots, beef jerky, lottery tickets and   More
 
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 MARTIN CIZMAR
 

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